2019 CONFERENCE & EXPO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St., Pasadena CA 91101
Hours: 9am - 4pm
The Los Angeles Apartment & Buildings Expo partners with industry associations, leading experts & government agencies to offer a comprehensive educational program.
Guest speakers from across the Nation present trending topics and share the latest on emerging legislation, incentive programs, real estate market trends & more!
WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER?
11:30 AM [STAGE 1]
According to DeWeese, the American system of free enterprise, private property ownership and individual liberty is under attack by a political force that, while plainly out in the open for all to see, is little understood and mostly ignored. Yet private non-governmental organizations (NGOs), city planners and federal agencies have teamed up specifically to change human society under the banner of Sustainable Development. It is gaining power in every state, county, and community under the false threat of Environmental Armageddon, demanding that we completely reorganize our economic system, our representative form of government, and our individual lifestyle.
Mike Brennan joins Tom DeWeese to make the case that such policies are a war on free enterprise, private property ownership, and individual choice.
Why private property matters
The only real solution to eradicating poverty
The lost definition of property rights
Who’s behind the transformation?
10 real questions city planners should be asking the public
10 vital questions to ask before signing a conservation easement
10 facts every community needs to know about regional plans
Who takes the “Walk of Shame” in the destruction of property rights?
How to restore private property rights
…And much more
Tom DeWeese is one of the nation's leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, and American sovereignty and independence. Tom DeWeese was one of the first to voice concern over the radical agenda of the environmental movement and to question its motives.Today he serves as Founder and President of the American Policy Center and editor of The DeWeese Report and author of three books: “Now Tell Me I Was Wrong,” “ERASE,” a fictional political thriller, and his most recent policy book entitled “Sustainable, the War on Free Enterprise, Private Property and Individuals.”
Mike Brennan represents landlords in every aspect of landlord-tenant matters, including initial lease negotiations and drafting, to unlawful detainer litigation in a professional, efficient, and cost effective manner with experience and a proven track record of success in virtually every aspect of landlord-tenant litigation.
THE SPREAD OF RENT CONTROL-PROTECT YOURSELF NOW!
1:00 PM [STAGE 1]
Dennis Block will explain the impact if the Costa Hawkins Act is repealed. This will affect all cities, even those that currently have rent control.
Dennis P. Block, eviction attorney, is an authority in the field of Landlord/Tenant law and rent control issues in Los Angeles. He conducts numerous seminars for both landlords and fellow attorneys. He is also past President of the Apartment Association.
SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES THAT WILL HELP AVOID LAWSUITS
2:00 PM [STAGE 1]
Top Property Management experts Brian and Vincent will share their top ten property management techniques; from marketing vacancies to minimizing your exposure to litigation. Landlords will learn firsthand from southern California's top professionals how to increase profits and minimize loss. This must see presentation will also uncover litigation trends that could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Brian & Vince have developed a successful system of property management that creates value add opportunities for underdeveloped markets. Through their exclusive Developement & Management Program, Brian & Vince have created a vast network of thousands of local, national and foreign investors.
THE TRUMP TAX PLAN & HOW IT COULD AFFECT REAL ESTATE INVESTORS
3:00 PM [STAGE 1]
With the recent changes to our tax code, many are confused as to how it affects them. During this talk, we will take a look at how this tax reform can impact those of various incomes who are in real estate.
Tony Watson started working for Robert Hall & Associates in 2005 and has quickly become one of their leading tax consultants. In addition to servicing a full roster of clients, Tony has taken on the role of public speaker for Robert Hall & Associates, speaking for more than 150 businesses, associations, and real estate offices each year. Tony personally manages clients with over 50MM dollars in real estate holdings, and consults with over 30 property flipping companies. For over 45 years, Robert Hall & Associates has specialized in tax preparation and incorporating for the real estate industry, including brokers, realtors, lawyers, and investors.
FAIR HOUSING SEMINAR
10:00 AM [STAGE 2]
Housing Discrimination litigation costs the housing industry millions of dollars each year. Learn how to prevent and avoid this from happening to you. Every person has the right to be offered housing or denied housing on the basis of their actions and in the manner in which they have chosen to live, not on the way they appear to you. This training will assist you in minimizing your liabilities. You will learn about Protected Classes, Housing for Families with Children, Prohibited, Practices, Occupancy Limits and much more!
Denise Cato, President and CEO of Fair Housing Council of Orange County (FHCOC), speaks to, leads, and trains hundreds of housing industry professionals regarding both state and federal fair housing laws. Additionally, Ms. Cato currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Fair Housing Alliance, a national organization that supports the efforts, marketing, and legislative needs and agenda of all fair housing organizations nation-wide. She is well known in the legal community for her professional fair housing training courses taught to private attorneys, property managers and owners, real estate agents and brokers, lenders, and property appraisers. She has taught fair housing classes for the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles for 25 years, Southern Cities Apartment Association for 23 years, and Orange County Apartment Association for at least 13 years.
WHERE TO FIND HIGH CASH FLOW REAL ESTATE WITH 8-10% RETURNS
11:00 AM [STAGE 2]
Discover ways to increase passive income, improve tax write-offs, invest with your IRA & add diversification to your investment portfolio!
See exclusive high-cash flow properties with affordability, job & population growth.
Learn about our off-market commercial real estate opportunities
Learn how to invest & build passive income streams in today's market
Learn all the benefits of a 1031 Exchange & how to defer capital gains tax
Find out how to invest in real estate through your IRA/Roth-IRA
With over 25 years of real estate experience, Robert Tweed is an expert in commercial real estate & incorporating advanced tax strategies. Mr. Tweed has been mentioned in numerous articles in magazine publications, including the Los Angeles Times & is a keynote speaker on 1031 Exchanges. Rusty has assisted his clientele in well over 100+ property exchanges & has been involved in more than $500 million dollars in successful 1031 transactions.
RATIO UTILITY BILLING VS SUBMETERING
12:00 PM [STAGE 2]
Submetering is complicated and can be costly, however it is the most accurate way of billing a resident. When the cost to submeter exceed the benefit, will RUBS work for you? What is RUBS billing and how does it work? What are the best practices for implementing a RUBS Billing Program? Would Submetering be an option for my property? What I need to know before submetering my community? Find out the answers to those questions with guest speaker Donna Ismajili.
Donna Ismajili has been in the multifamily industry for 32 years. Her past role as a multisite manager has helped her understand the operations of the onsite team. Since 2004, Donna has been in Utility Management in the Western United States. She has first hand knowledge and experience in Utility Billing. Her current role is Vice President of the Western Region for National Exemption Service.
WANT TO LEARN ABOUT SEISMIC RETROFITTING? DOES YOUR PROPERTY NEED A RETROFIT?
1:00 PM [STAGE 2]
During this workshop you can learn more about the basic principles behind retrofit engineering and construction, and how to minimize the impact on tenants and parking spaces
Narek Ekmekjyan oversees all operational, customer support and finance functions within the company. He has vast experience in the contracting industry, including construction of residential, commercial and government projects. Narek holds an MBA from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Riverside and B.A. in Economics from Yerevan State Universityof Armenia.
CASHING IN ON AMENITIES
2:00 PM [STAGE 2]
What amenities does today's renter want and how can you make more money by providing them?
Name any aspect of the complex world of property management and Kari Negri has been at the forefront, forging new ground, fighting for the rights of property owners and tenants alike, adding value, and making a significant difference. With a strong background in management, Kari founded SKY Properties, Inc. in 1997 to offer hands-on, boutique-level property management at a competitive price for multi-tenant property owners. Kari has served on the Board of Directors for the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities (AACSC), where she was the VP of National Legislation and a frequent lobbyist in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. She is the Vice President of Membership on the Board of the East Valley Police Activity League Supporters (PALS) and she is the past President of the Official California Apartment Journal (OCAJ), where she was responsible for editing and publishing a monthly magazine with a readership of over 25,000 subscribers. Kari currently serves as a Board Member for the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA), is the Co-Chair of State Legislation, and a monthly contributor in AAGLA’s magazine featuring “ask Kari”.
DISCOVER THE EIGHT ADVANTAGES OF SECTION 8
3:00 PM [STAGE 2]
Participants will learn:
How to receive reliable rental income
Take advantage of other benefits offered by housing authorities
What landlords think about the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Tracie Mann currently serves as a Manager for the Housing Authority. As Manager, she has oversight responsibility for the HCV and Special Needs programs, as well as the Housing Advisor Unit and Homeless Incentive Program (HIP). Mrs. Mann brings over 27 years of public service experience. During her career, she has held positions of increasing responsibility to include Case Manager, Family Self-Sufficiency Analyst, HCV Unit Supervisor and Public Housing Manager with the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB). Then, as a Manager with the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA). Mrs. Mann holds a Masters’ degree in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino.